The Tun Tavern Legacy Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed by members of these organizations with origins at Tun Tavern that are still in existence:

  • United States Marines (1775)
  • Pennsylvania Freemasons  (1731)
  • St. Andrew’s Society  (1747)
  • Society of St. George  (1729)
  • The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick  (1771)
  • United States Navy  (1775)

Members of these organizations are represented on our Board of Directors and are working together to re-establish The Tun™ in Philadelphia.

Our Mission:  To rebuild and re-establish The Tun™ as it was, a functioning mariner’s tavern reminiscent of colonial Philadelphia, serving period-influenced refreshments, food, and entertainment and offering an educational experience through exhibits, historical documents, and special events. All profits from operations of The Tun™ will be donated in perpetuity to support veteran causes, Masonic charities, educational scholarships, and qualified charities as determined by The Tun Tavern Legacy Foundation’s independent Board of Directors.


Tun Tavern Legacy Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 52649
Philadelphia, PA 19115

The Tun Tavern Legacy Foundation, Inc